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Voter ID Exception Form


ID Exceptions If any voter is unable to show photo ID when voting (whether in person or by mail), they may fill out an ID Exception Form and vote their ballot. The voter will choose from the following permitted exceptions.

  1. The voter has a “reasonable impediment” to showing photo ID. This means that something is preventing the voter from showing ID. The voter must provide their reason by selecting from the following choices on the form.

    • Lack of transportation

    • Disability or illness

    • Lack of birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain ID

    • Work schedule

    • Family responsibilities

    • Lost or stolen photo ID

    • Photo ID applied for but not yet received

    • (For mail voters only) Unable to attach a copy of photo ID

    • Other reasonable impediment (if selected, the voter must write the reason on the form)


  1. The voter has a religious objection to being photographed.

  2. The voter was a victim of a natural disaster within 100 days before Election Day.

County boards of elections must count provisional ballots with properly completed ID Exception Forms. FAQ Find answers to questions about North Carolina’s photo ID requirement for voting at FAQ: Voter ID. Related Content

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